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College Basketball: UNI defeats Coe College, 70-60

This news story was published on January 26, 2021.
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CEDAR FALLS – The UNI men’s basketball team defeated the Kohawks of Coe College 70-60 in the McLeod Center on Monday night.

The Panthers took an early lead against their Division III opponent and took a 40-30 lead into halftime. The Kohawks got to within 3 points with 3:41 remaining in the half before Trae Berhow unloaded 8 points in the final three minutes to give the Panthers a 10-point lead into the break.

The Panthers went 16-31 (51.6%) from the field in the first half led by Berhow going 5-10 from the field and 3-4 from beyond the arc. Berhow led the way with 13 points and 4 rebounds in the opening 20 minutes.

The Panthers continued to pour it on early in the second half, moving ahead 49-32 just three minutes into the half. The Kohawks didn’t go quietly, going on runs of their own to get within 9 points with 5:36 remaining in the game. The Panther defense held Kohawks off to walk away with a 10-point victory.

Trae Berhow and Nate Heise led the way for the Panthers, each finishing with 18 points, a season-high for Heise. Berhow’s stat line finished with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists, and a block while Heise added 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and a block.

Noah Carter provided highlight-reel plays throughout the game, finishing with a powerful dunk with 13:46 remaining in the second half going up 56-37, the Panthers largest lead of the game. Carter finished with 13 points and a team-high 8 rebounds.

– UNI went 27-58 (46.6%) from the field.
– Nate Heise and Trae Berhow led the team in scoring with 18 points apiece.
– Noah Carter hauled in a team-high 8 rebounds.
– Panthers led the game for over 38 minutes.
– UNI scored 30 points in the paint.

– Jacob Robertson scored a team-high 14 points and hauled in 6 rebounds.
– Coe scored 22 points in the paint.
– Coe’s bench accounted for 23 of their 60 points.

The Panthers now travel to Carbondale, Illinois on January 30 for their series with the Salukis of Southern Illinois. The Panthers and Salukis will tip off at 3 PM on the MVC TV Network.

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